Freo – as it is called – is a kaleidoscope of bars, restaurants, cafes and unusual market stalls; and when we arrived there was only one place we were interested in: a place called Jus Burgers. Heading down to the harbour, we passed a statue of Bon Scott from AC/DC
which occupies pride of place between the various eating establishments. On this night there was a festival of music; 2 stages with artists neither of us had heard before playing a mixture of beats and ethereal dance sounds : our son Sam would have loved it. One particular band, playing on the second stage made us laugh though as the lead singer just kept making throw up noises into the microphone a la Slipknot. Michelle was better at impersonating him than I was and those that walked past us must have wondered what was going on! Later that evening we wandered past the plethora of coffee houses that make up the street known as Cappucino strip.
and the Bell Tower which is situated right next to some building work called Elizabeth Quay in honour of her royal majesty (due to be finished in 2019).
There are also trees planted with memorial plaques for the service personal in a road called Honour Avenue. Another monument is the one that commemorates the Bali bombings in 2002 where many people were killed, including 88 Australians. So many tragedies that at times it is difficult to keep up.